Community Development Committee


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Public Safety Complex at 614 Main Street

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  1. Planning and Zoning

    Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Lower Level of City Hall
    Pella, IA 50219

    Phone: 641.628.0043


Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, for three-year terms.

NameTerm Expires
Patsy Cody (Chair)
August 1, 2022
Linda Groenendyk
August 1, 2022
Mike Kiser
August 1, 2022
Caryn Van Hemert (Vice-Chair)August 1, 2023
Jerry Brummel
August 1, 2023
Nancy Henry
August 1, 2023
Dennis Vander BeekAugust 1, 2023
Wayne StienstraAugust 1, 2024
Shelly RiggenAugust 1, 2024
Christi Vander VoortAugust 1, 2024


The Community Development Committee was established in 1978 and is an 11-member board that consists of nine city members and two members from Marion County extraterritorial jurisdiction.


The purpose of the Community Development Committee (CDC) is to preserve and promote the unique charm, atmosphere, quaint and romantic character, natural beauty, and historical aspects of the Pella Business Districts. The CDC reviews design permits and sign permits. The Design Review District Design Manual (PDF) contains the design parameters for architecture and signage and works together with the Design Review Overlay District and signage regulations. Architecture and signage subcommittees exist so minor architectural projects and sign permits can be reviewed quickly usually without having to go to full committee. The design permit application (PDF) lists the major and minor permit types.